A 38-member work crew from Second Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center, Mich., spent spring break in Waveland, Miss., cleaning up damage done by Hurricane Katrina.
Group members, ages 6 to 68, landscaped and installed drywall, insulation, and flooring. They reported that they bonded as they worked together.
“This trip helped me connect with people other than in the youth group,” said Kyle Spoelma, 17.
Amy Dykhouse, 28, found the communal work gratifying. “I think God was calling me to use spring break for him rather than for relaxing.”
This was the church’s fourth intergenerational project in Mississippi.